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Ok got a 75 gal
Some Rock Salt
A few Big Chunks Of Lava Rocks
And some Water Out the tap !
O and a Bag of clown fish !

Am i Rdy ?



:lol:


Ok Equipment Listing.

75 Gal RR tank
Largeish Proten Skimmer. ( SealifeSystems )
An 8 Blub T5 HO Light with a Single Reflector
Stand
Rubbermade Sump :lol:
120 Sand (Fine Grain)
3-4 PHs
Some kinda return pump :freak:

All i am missing is
Water .
Rock .
Canopy.

My question is Should i take the 8 bulbs out there case and put ind reflectors on em ?
 

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Hey there! I'm gonn be the first to follow along here.

Everyone I talk to says individual reflectors are the way to go. What brand did you get? You probably won't have to use all eight bulbs on the 75 gal. Or at least I don't :)
 

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Tokay Gecko Tamer !
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I heard its a Costom ?
I will start posting photos so i can get some stuff Ided.
 

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Tokay Gecko Tamer !
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lets see who well this works !
This frogspawn will be moved to the 75 when its been up and running.

<img src="http://www.thereeftank.com/gallery/files/2/2/0/1/4/081.jpg" alt="Frogspawn" />
 

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Perfeshunal Hikk
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An 8 Blub T5 HO Light with a Single Reflector

Water .

My question is Should i take the 8 bulbs out there case and put ind reflectors on em ?
Water: Give me two/three days and come get my RO/DI unit for a day or two.

Will T5 lights give out more light with individual reflectors? Yes.
Is your light fixture enough for your 75 with a single reflector? Having seen that light fixture, yes.

Set the system up, get it running, then you can order individual reflectors for it later.
 

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Congrats on the new tank Ben. Is the lighting a stock fixture with just one reflector in it? If so I would think it might be fairly difficult to rip that out and replace it with individuals in the fixture. However, if you are planning on building a canopy then you could tear that fixture apart, and use all of the guts and bulbs and retrofit it into the canopy with individual reflectors.

Gest of luck with whatever you decide, and I will be tagging along as well.
 

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Congrats on the new tank Ben. Is the lighting a stock fixture with just one reflector in it? If so I would think it might be fairly difficult to rip that out and replace it with individuals in the fixture. However, if you are planning on building a canopy then you could tear that fixture apart, and use all of the guts and bulbs and retrofit it into the canopy with individual reflectors.

Gest of luck with whatever you decide, and I will be tagging along as well.
That is what would have to happen. Gut the fixture and install it into a canopy with individual reflectors. They sure wouldn't fit in the fixture they are in now, it is very packed.
 

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Congrats Ben...BTW, i have a Hydor return pump that i can let go cheap.. at 4' if flows like 275 GPH... and it's fairly quiet.
 

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Ok Photos of the set-up !


Tank & Stand






Lights on ! :lol:

 

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I love the "Bucket O Stuff" I have those all over my house. I think that fixture would be fine over a 75. Regardless of the reflector that's a lot of light over a "not so deep" tank
 

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I love the "Bucket O Stuff" I have those all over my house. I think that fixture would be fine over a 75. Regardless of the reflector that's a lot of light over a "not so deep" tank
Yes, that is an awesome fixture. I tried to talk him out of it to put on my 90 and I couldn't.
 

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After seeing your fixture and then looking at my 8 bulb, you may not have enough room for individual reflectors. Those bulbs seem really close together. Mine spans the full depth of the top of the tank. Maybe I'm just seeing yours wrong though. LOOKS COOL THOUGH!!
 

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Wow, that light fixture is really cool and very bright. I don't think I would even worry about individual reflectors with that thing. I actually had to upgrade to a closet of stuff from a bucket of stuff. ;)
I gave up on a closet. My "stuff" will fill my Envoy twice with more leftover. Time to clean some of it out.
 

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What do you mean by 'rock salt'?
 
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